- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Hi … my name is Nemo and here are some things you need to know about me! After you read through my bio, if you think I might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete your adoption application online.
I AM A SUPER SENIOR!
Early in life Nemo was in a household with lots of other little dogs. Then for a while he was an only pup and he decided he needed to be the guardian/protector of his two special people … to the point of being unpleasant to others. Due to some serious health issues in his human family, he is now back with AAMR. Now, back in foster care with other dogs around, he is not protective of his foster family.
Nemo has a significant heart murmur and is currently on 2 daily medications. He is doing well, but the medications must be continued for the rest of his life, as this will likely be a progressive condition. His new family will need to be sure that they consider this effort and expense, and we know he is worth it. His medications are approximately $70/month.
Nemo enjoys belly rubs (but only when HE wants them), and he loves to nap on the pillows of a human’s bed, but he is not particularly a lap dog. And he does not like being forced to do anything that he doesn’t want to. He is a smart boy and he responds best to positive reinforcement. He will do best in a moderately active household where people who have time to spend with him, but who will not encourage or allow him to become overprotective.
Nemo loves his foster family, and he has no idea he is 'homeless', but we believe every pup deserves a loving family of his very own!
Approximate age/birthdate: born ~2009
Weight/size: 12 lbs
Housebroken: YES (still wants to be top dog so may still try to mark territory)
Crate trained: YES
Personality: reserved, cautious of strangers, protective of those he loves
Energy level: medium/low
Fenced yard required?: Yes ... no exceptions ... physical fence. He loves to spend time outside, especially when there are squirrels and birds to watch. He can be stubborn and will not come when called until he is good and ready. Without a fence, he will be a definite flight risk.
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: YES
Obedience training: Knows ‘sit’
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK … gets a little stressed at first
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: He does OK with most dogs 20 lbs and under as long as they stay out of his face, and he generally avoids larger dogs. He will growl and snap to warn them off if they get in his 'personal space'. He actually does have a couple of small dog buddies and he does enjoy the doggy company.
Social with cats: Do not know … hasn’t been around cats
Good with children: Has not been around children in foster care, but given his personality he would probably be better with no children around
Adoption donation: $75
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Nemo picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have additional questions.